Portulacaria afra


Fleshy leaves and woody stems give this succulent a striking appearance.

Known as 'elephant bush' this popular succulent is well loved for it's multitude of uses. When small it looks fantastic in a pot as a desk or window sill plant. As it gets more mature and stems grow it becomes an obvious candidate as a hanging plant. If you're looking to keep it busy just trim and shape from time to time. In the wild they can reach 2-5 metres tall but in your home they should be much more manageable.

500.00 KSh 500.0 KES 500.00 KSh VAT Included

500.00 KSh VAT Included

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Size: Size 3

Plant care

This plant needs the following:


Bright to bright indirect light.


Water when the top 5cm of soil is dry to the touch and let drain well.


A great plant to hang in the window or a succulent arrangement on an outdoor table.

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Some features of this plant...

Pet friendly

Widely eaten in its native habitat by a variety of animals, it is also consumed in many South African dishes.


Like almost all succulents, Portulacaria are prone to stretching if the light is poor.

Air purifying

Portulacaria are excellent for absorbing high levels of carbon from the air.